Miss Uganda, Quinn Abenakyo has given a thumbs up to a group of teenage girls from across the country who have petitioned the Ministry of Information and National Guidance, calling for the immediate ban of a song by Ugandan musician Walukagga Shafik, commonly known as Fik Fameica.
In the musical production titled ‘Property’, women are depicted as property, sukaali (sugar), chapatti and yoghurt.
In her presentation, student Fatiah Naigaga from Kamuli Progressive College said the song undermines women and sends a negative message to the public.
The girls made the presentation before the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, at the Plan International official launch of the Girls Get Equal Campaign in Kampala.
Abenakyo stressed the need for girls’ rights to be respected in society through concerted effort to fight abuse;
On her part, Kadaga pledged commitment to support the initiative and also work with other arms of government on the rights of the girl child and young women.